Alex Tewfik

Food Editor

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Women Are the Driving Force Behind Philly’s Wine Renaissance

They’re why this beer town is suddenly so into wine.

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Women Are the Future of Philly’s Food Scene

Here are 11 ways they’re reshaping the industry.


The Most Important Philly Restaurants of the Decade

Three influential spots opened in the last decade that changed everything in Philly dining.


Ask the Editor: Burgers in Philly Are Becoming So Expensive. Are They Ever Worth It?

The $20 cheffy Big Mac is upon us.


Brigantessa Ends Its Five-Year Run on East Passyunk Avenue

A new restaurant called Ember & Ash is already planned for the space.

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Philly Is the Worst City in Which to Open a Restaurant

Sure, this is a great food town. But it’s harsh out there.

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Tibetan Dumplings, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, and Other Must-Try Philly Dishes

Our ranking of the best things to eat and drink this month.


The Termini Family Is No Longer Part of Giuseppe & Sons

So what exactly does that mean for Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari’s great big Italian restaurant in Center City?


Dmitri’s in NoLibs Closes Temporarily, While Dmitri’s in Queen Village Closes Indefinitely

Owner Dmitri Chimes cites the industry’s labor shortage and the physical conditions of both properties as motivations for the closings.


There’s Never Been a Better Time to Drink Mezcal in Philly

This once-obscure Mexican liquor is finally getting its due.


The Triple Markup on Wine Is Dying. And Good Riddance.

New Philly restaurants are bucking the wine list trend.


It’s 2039. Here’s How Philly’s Food Scene Became the Envy of the World.

At this year’s ThinkFest, chefs Camille Cogswell, Joe Beddia, Jose Garces, and Alex Tewfik will discuss how Philadelphia became the food city we’ve always wanted it to be.


Side-by-Side Pastry and Roast Pork Sandwich Shops Are Opening on Washington Avenue

Small Oven pastry shop and Porcos porchetteria are opening in the old Kermit’s Bake Shoppe space between Point Breeze and Graduate Hospital.


The Fancy Mall Restaurant Is a Bad Idea

With the closing of Mistral at the King of Prussia Mall, it’s time to admit that even high-end malls can’t sustain high-end dining.

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Inside Pizzeria Beddia’s $450-a-Night Hoagie Room

In the restaurant’s secret back room, sandwiches become the star.